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Balto was a black and white Siberian husky who led a dog team on the final leg of a life-saving serum run to Nome, Alaska, in 1925.
CARLTON -- You cannot say that Carlton teenager Christina Gibson doesn’t think big…as in Iditarod big. The 16-year-old home-schooled musher is training to compete in Alaska’s 2018 Junior Iditarod, a 150-mile version of the 1,000-mile Iditarod from Anchorage to Nome billed as “The Last Great Race on...
PATEROS – The public is invited to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with Pateros School students on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the school commons area. Elementary students will be served from 10:30-11:30 a.m. followed by junior high and high school students from 11:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The cost is $4.25 for...
BREWSTER – As the seasonal calendar turns its page to November, residents hereabouts begin giving some thought to winter water conditions and particularly, freezing pipes. This year, as Brewster public works personnel near the completion of the installation of new water meters, city water users...

Brewster’s Allie Burgett sings the National Anthem at a Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field.
BREWSTER – Last year, Brewster resident and Gonzaga University graduate Alexandria (Allie) Burgett was one of three singers chosen by popular online vote to sing the National Anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nev. Burgett, who was a 22-year-old Gonzaga senior at the...

A dead giveaway: This front yard display along N. Seventh Street in downtown Brewster is a dead giveaway that Halloween is just around the corner … a memorial stone’s throw away, one might say.
BREWSTER – From Trunk or Treat and costume contests to pumpkin decorating and Harvest Carnival, trick or treaters will find plenty of spooky activities from Pateros to Brewster on Halloween day, Tuesday, Oct. 31. The fun begins with the Second Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest and Chili Feed at...

Brewster middle school football quarterback Kelson Gebbers rolls out against Bridgeport last Thursday…
BREWSTER – One of the only contested races in the Quad City Herald’s coverage area in the Nov. 7 General Election is that for Position 2 on the Brewster City Council. Ramiro Villagrana Incumbent Ramiro Villagrana, 59, is seeking his third term on the Brewster council. In a campaign flyer...

Methow resident, Jack Kert, was first in line when the doors opened at the American Red Cross Blood Drive held at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club last Thursday, Oct. 19. Technician Yazeen Reyes prepped her patient for a donation of the life-saving gift of blood. The next Blood Drive will be at Brewster High School on Dec. 14, 12-5 p.m.

Kylee Vargas holds the attention of youngsters watching her as shows them her mask.
BREWSTER – The Douglas-Okanogan County Fire District 15 Fire Department rolled out its best equipment and pulled out all the stops for its public open house at 108 Third Street from 6 to 9 p.m. last Thursday, Oct. 19. Fire officials and volunteers also took the opportunity to give visitors a taste...
OMAK - Mark your calendars for the 2017 Okanogan County Historical Society annual member’s meeting. The 2017 OCHS member/trustee meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 in the Hazel Burnett building on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College, Omak. Members, bring a friend with you to the meeting...

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